March 22, 2011 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Talks on Matisse and contemporary art
March 22, 2011

Talks on Matisse and contemporary art

Hans-Peter Feldmann*

TALKS ON MATISSE AND
CONTEMPORARY ART ON VIEW

5th Ave. at 89th St.
New York, NY 10128
Guggenheim.org/publicprograms

The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Please join us for this special series of artist talks in conjunction with the Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Found in Translation and THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann.

Omer Fast
Tuesday, April 5
Omer Fast works with film, video, and television footage to examine the complex interplay between personal and public histories. In his installation Godville (2005), currently on view, Fast manipulates interviews with reenactors at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, to create a witty and profound commentary on the place of history in American life.

Sharon Hayes
Wednesday, April 20
Sharon Hayes engages in an artistic practice that utilizes performance, video, and installation to explore the intersections between collective movement and personal choice. Her 35 mm slide installation In the Near Future (2009), now on view, documents performances staged by the artist using protest placards to mark the memory of historical protests and the possibility of future ones, drawing out resonances between the past and contemporary society.

Sharif Waked
Tuesday, April 26
Sharif Waked creates films, installations, and paintings that explore the complicated landscape of contemporary politics and current events. To Be Continued… (2009), Waked’s video on view, carefully stages a poetic intervention in the politically charged discourse around contemporary Islamic identity through the reading of an extended passage from One Thousand and One Nights.

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery
Thursday, May 19
Hans-Peter Feldmann has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives and uncanny combinations, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.
Hans Ulrich Obrist has curated and co-curated over 200 exhibitions internationally, including Cities on the Move, Utopia Station, Do It, the first Berlin Biennial, Moscow Biennale 1 and 2, Manifesta 1, Indian Highway, China Power Station the Yokohama Triennale, and Il Tempo del Postino. He initiated the renowned Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery and has organized additional Marathons throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

First Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture
Friday, April 22

The Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture series honors the wide-ranging career of Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006), former Guggenheim Swid Curator of 20th-Century Art, and Henry Ittelson, Jr. Professor of Modern European Art, New York University, whose celebrated work included projects on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Francis Picabia, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and the depiction of dogs in art.

Ellen McBreen, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
“I Paint the Differences Between Things”: Matisse, Photography, and African Sculpture

In late 1906, just weeks after Henri Matisse acquired his first African sculpture, he also began the first of several nudes based on erotic and ethnographic photographs. This lecture explores how Matisse negotiated the differences between the commercialized approach to the female body represented by his photographs, against the modernist belief that the body of African sculpture had origins untainted by the marketplace. Matisse’s early nudes suggest that modernist primitivism was not simply a stylistic revolution, but a critical discourse about how sexuality was to be consumed.

This series is facilitated by donors to the Robert Rosenblum Fund who are gratefully acknowledged for their generosity.

All programs are FREE to students with rsvp, begin at 6:30 pm, and have receptions immediately following. Tickets: guggenheim.org/publicprograms

*Image above:
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York, and the artist.

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